Microsorum ensatum


Asia-Temperate:, Taiwan (Taiwan present) Asia-Tropical:, Philippines (Philippines present) India to Japan: present Mountain Prov: present Mt Data: present
India to Japan, Taiwan. In Malesia: Philippines (Mountain Prov., one collection from Mt Data).


The description is mainly based on extra-Malesian material. This species is probably a hybrid between a species of Lepisorus and a true Microsorum species. In several collections the number of spores is very small, and the fronds are often irregularly incised.


Noot. - in Blumea. 1997: 322


Microsorum ensatum H. Itô in J. Jap. Bot. 11: 96. 1935
  • Polypodium ensatum Thunb. in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 2: 341. 1794
  • Pleopeltis ensata T. Moore in Index Filic. II: 346. 1862
  • Neocheiropteris ensata Ching in Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 4: 109. 1933
  • Neolepisorus ensatus Ching in Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. 10: 14. 1940
    • Type: Thunberg s.n.